Being blessed with a larger bust isn't a problem. In fact, it can be brilliant. That is, however, until you go shopping. As someone with a D cup (so the smaller end of the fuller-chest spectrum), trying to find tops, dresses and coats that fit around my upper half can be a bit of a nightmare, especially as I'm also a size 10.
However, it's worth noting that there are many brands out there that cater to women with D cups and bigger. Plenty of high-street brands now stock plus-sized lines, not to mention some specifically bigger-bust lingerie brands that recognise everyone has a different body shape. And if you're not plus-sized but still need some extra breathing space in the chest region? There are a few brands that I'd recommend shopping from that give you a flattering shape and enough room so you don't have any embarrassing bra-flashing situations. Keep scrolling to see (and shop) the best brands for girls with large busts.
Evans has been a go-to on the high-street for plus-sized pieces for longer than we can remember, and it's no wonder. You'll find plenty of perfect workwear separates here—think tapered trousers, camisoles to layer under tailoring and smart dresses—alongside easy off-duty dresses, excellent knitwear and the accessories are well worth a look, too.
Animal print is still going strong and a shirt is a flattering style you can leave unbuttoned.
You'll get so much wear out of this shirtdress.
ASOS has really nailed it when it comes to catering to its bigger bust customers. ASOS Curve offers such a gorgeous and on-trend range of pieces, but the online superstore also has its range of swimwear that caters to D cups and up all year round, aptly titled ASOS Fuller Bust. Bravo.
The belted waist and subtle neckline is so flattering on larger chests.
So flattering in all the right places.
Wolf & Whistles
Clothing brand Wolf & Whistles recognises that women come in all shapes and sizes, so the team there worked with ASOS on a special lingerie and swim line that goes up to a G cup. As you can see, not only is it ridiculously pretty, but you could also wear the bras over white tees and the swimwear as a bodysuit under jeans if you so wished.
Gorgeous bras for a fuller chest.
Such a great fit.
Another brand that has set out to do stylish plus-size wear is River Island. Head here for looser-fitting jackets and figure-flattering blouses for a chic silhouette.
You'll be able to wear this 24/7.
Of course, black denim is key, so these are a must-have.
Violeta by Mango
Mango has a plus-sized section? Why, yes—it does. Violeta is similar to the regular line: cool, on-trend pieces that loads of Instagram influencers are obsessed with. Pro shopping tip: Oversized often looks better than tight, so if you're in between sizes, opt to go for the one up.
A wardrobe staple that'll work all year round.
A V-neck is a go-to.
For those on a budget, H&M+ caters to plus sizes, and we suggest opting for the brand's knitwear and dresses—especially if you have a larger chest.
Simple yet chic when teamed with a white tee and gold jewellery.
A shirtdress is a spring/summer essential.
Dorothy Perkins Curve
After a great shirt that fits around your upper half? Try Dorothy Perkins's Curve line. The high-street brand's jumpsuits are also great.
Just add a slip skirt and trainers.
The perfect evening dress.
Although Warehouse doesn't cater specifically to plus sizes, it does have an incredible range of flattering dresses that will work for every event (weddings, work, brunch, you name it). The best for a bigger bust is the wrap dresses and more formfitting frocks.
This is ideal dress for the impending spring weather.
A bit of cleavage isn't a problem.
Silk shirts can be a real struggle for those with a D cup and up. The good news is that blouses right now are worn oversized with the sleeves rolled up (think Victoria Beckham's signature way of wearing a white shirt). Buy a classic Equipment shirt in a size bigger than normal, keep the front unbuttoned and it tuck into a pair of black trousers. P.S., Equipment also does great oversized cashmere jumpers.
Minimal chic can still happen when you have a bigger bust.
A piece you'll never regret buying.
For those who are petite, COS isn't necessarily the best place to go shopping, as some pieces can swamp your size. However, coats from the shop are brilliant for fitting round a bigger bust. Just remember to go for a belted version if you want to define your waist.
Duster coats are perfect for transitional dressing.